If you drive a vehicle, then chances are you've had to deal with motor oil at some point. This substance is essential to ensuring our vehicles run smoothly, and it needs to be used properly in order for that smooth running to be achieved!

Our staff here at Jefferson Auto encounters questions about motor oil viscosity with frequency - what do the ratings mean, how high do the numbers go, etc. Well, let us set the record straight for you all! Viscosity ratings, to put it simply, symbolize how the motor oil flows at certain temperatures. Motor oil with high ratings flows better at higher temperatures, while oil with lower ratings are more suited to cold weather.

Ideally, you want an oil that flows well but still lubricates all the necessary parts. Motor oil that runs too thin at certain temperatures won't properly keep parts from damaging one another. To learn more, bring your vehicle in! We can help you out from there.

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